Dear My Teenage Self

At times I forget how far I’ve come in my life. I sometimes forget parts of my past that shaped me into the person I became. But when I let myself think about them, I remember a whole lot. The more I close my eyes and envision myself back as a teenager, the more memories that start to pour in. And if I had the chance to speak to him, my teenage self, to share with him what I’ve learned since then, I would tell him:
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‘I’m Offended!’

There was a quote I saw recently on social media. In the comment section, tension had started to build with some individuals taking offense to the quote. For reference, this quote was from Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher.

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These individuals interpreted the quote to trivialize depression and anxiety, that it personally invalidated and dismissed their own life experiences and struggles. I disagree, and here is why: Continue reading “‘I’m Offended!’”